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Paper Excellence signs on for CCAB’s Indigenous relations program


June 11, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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Paper Excellence will participate in the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program administrated by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, the company says in a statement.

Established in 2001, the PAR program includes an online management and reporting tool that supports participating companies’ efforts towards progressive improvement in Indigenous relations, and a certification program that confirms corporate performance in Indigenous relations at the committed, bronze, silver or gold level.

“Being a PAR Committed company means we are in the foundational stages of building our Indigenous Peoples relationships,” says Graham Kissack, VP environment, health, safety and communications.

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“Paper Excellence’s approach is to foster meaningful and sincere partnerships with Indigenous communities to create economic prosperity, social vibrancy and environmental integrity. We believe that being a PAR-certified company is one approach that will help us achieve this.”

The PAR Program provides independent, third-party verification of company reports on measurable outcomes and initiatives in four performance areas: leadership actions, employment, business development and community relations (engagement and support).